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Rep. Steve King: 'Civil Disobedience' Needed on Transgender Bathroom Rules

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By    |   Wednesday, 18 May 2016 05:18 PM

Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King called for "civil disobedience" on the push for transgender bathrooms during a radio interview on Tuesday, BuzzFeed reports.

"We should call for civil disobedience here," King said to Simon Conway, an Iowa talk radio host on station WHO.

"There's no reason for us to follow an unconstitutional edict from the president, who is on his way out the door," King said, referencing President Barack Obama's order on Friday for school districts throughout the country to allow students into the locker rooms of the gender with which they identify.

Obama's order does not have the force of law, but the White House argues that the gender equality called for in Title IX of the Education Act of 1972 includes transgender students.

King said he plans to hold a hearing next Tuesday on the issue at which one of the "two level-headed members" of the Civil Rights Commission will testify.

King said the Civil Rights Commission recently used its funding increase to hire more personnel "to find more things to do and that is the root of this school policy or where Obama got it from.

"I need to be more astute at how movements begin, the genesis of these kinds of policies," King said. "So that we can go find them before they proliferate and become contagious across the countryside."

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